Research Assistant Professor, Climate Systems Engineering

Employer
The University of Chicago
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Closing date
Mar 8, 2024

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Discipline
Global Environmental Change
Career Level
Researcher
Education Level
PhD
Job Type
Full-time
Relocation Cost
Negotiable
Sector Type
Academia

Position Description

The University of Chicago invites applications for the position of Research Assistant Professor in the area of Climate Systems Engineering. Appointment will be made in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences. The University is building a world-leading Climate Systems Engineering initiative with multiple academic hires addressing solar geoengineering, open-system carbon removal such as enhanced weathering, and interventions to limit loss of glacial ice.

The Research Assistant Professor will engage in translational research that impacts the development and governance of climate engineering technologies in the public interest under the guidance of the faculty comprising the Executive Committee of the Climate Systems Engineering initiative. The position is full-time, benefits eligible with an initial term of up to three years, renewable. This is a career-track position with possibility for promotion. Expected start date is in academic year 2024-2025. 

Qualifications

Required: 

  • A Ph.D. in earth and environmental sciences or related field at the start of appointment.
  • A minimum of two years of related experience beyond Ph.D. training.

Preferred:

  • Proven ability to do high-impact translational research.
  • Proven track record of collaboration beyond Ph.D. discipline.

Application Instructions

The following materials are required:

  • CV, including publication list.
  • A research statement (up to five pages) describing plans for research–including translational research–that will impact the development and governance of climate engineering technologies in the public interest. 
  • Three confidential letters of reference. 

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Jobs website: apply.interfolio.com/140320. Review of applications will begin on March 2, 2024 and will continue until all positions are filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

 

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